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Residents eager for changes after accident death

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Homeowners in a South Kennewick neighborhood want the city to do something to improve safety and slow down drivers.

The concerns were raised once again after Thursday's deadly accident at the intersection of 45th and Olympia.

17 year old Tanner Holman crashed his motorcycle into a pickup and died at the scene.

Police say the teen was speeding and ran through the stop sign.

"Usually in the day it's not as bad, but in the evenings when people are going home, it's worse and especially at night when there's teenagers riding around on 45th they like to just catch the air and they just keep zipping right through," explains resident Andrea Newey.

We contacted the City of Kennewick to find out what plans are in place to prevent more accidents.

We learned that a $2.8 million dollar project is in the works for the intersection. It will include a roundabout and new sidewalks and curbs.

City engineers could not give us an exact date on when construction would begin.

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